Senators Speak

Newly elected senators and eBoard members were asked what they hope to accomplish as elected officials and representatives of the student body. SGA President Matty Bennet also shared his remarks about the new members and their goals for the year.

Samuel Houle 

Year: Freshman

Major: History

Position: Senator-at-Large
What I hope to accomplish: I understand the value of clubs. I led a club in high school, so I want to make sure they have what they need.

Ayanna Ferguson

Year: Senior

Major: Accounting

Position: Publicist and Recruitment Coordinator for SGA – Former Student Trustee

What I hope to accomplish: A lot of people aren’t really in tune with what we actually do here, and I just want to get the word out – especially over helping other clubs.

Paola Bilbraut 

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Position: Senator-at-Large

What I hope to accomplish: I hope to bring the community together and make people aware of the good things about our school and how we can help each other succeed.

Krista Jameson

Year: Junior

Major: Criminology

Position: Senator-at-Large

What I hope to accomplish: I hope to bring awareness to people about how things are handled on campus and be the voice for those who aren’t as informed.

Mariah Farris

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Position: Senator-at-Large

What I hope to accomplish: SGA obviously has power to speak and represent the students on campus, and I feel like they need more of a diverse say.

McKenzie Ward

Year: RisingSophomore

Major: History

Position: Senator-at-Large

What I hope to accomplish: I hope I can be someone to whom students can voice their concerns, so I can express them to SGA.

[Editor’s note: McKenzie Ward is a staff writer for The Gatepost.]

President Matty Bennet

Year: Senior

Major: Political Science

“I am so excited. I think the new group of senators is amazing. I think we’re going to do a lot of great work this year.” 

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